Jamie Holmes is an environmental scientist and hydrologist who has worked on natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs), contaminant fate and transport analyses, surface and groundwater assessments, ecological effects assessments, and natural resource restoration planning since 1991.
Holmes has assessed habitat and groundwater damages at refineries, chemical manufacturing sites, mine sites, and nuclear sites throughout the country. He co-leads Abt’s Environmental Science and NRDA practice. He has managed NRDA activities nationwide, and co-authored expert reports assessing natural resource injuries and damages as part of the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) bankruptcy proceedings. He has written expert reports and provided expert testimony on groundwater and habitat injuries and damages at three sites in New Jersey and two sites on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Before joining Abt, Holmes was a research hydrologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While there he worked on hydrograph separation in stormflow, geochemical mixing models, and contaminant source analyses. He has provided NRDA training to multiple trustee agencies and has presented on NRDA methods at professional meetings in the United States and abroad.
- Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
- Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Plan Review, British Columbia
- Couer d’Alene Basin NRDA, Idaho
- Rocky Mountain Arsenal NRDA, Colorado
- ASARCO bankruptcy NRDAs, Colorado, Montana, Arizona, Washington
- MacDonald, I.R., O. Garcia-Pineda, A. Beet, S. Daneshgar Asl, L. Feng, G. Graettinger, D. French-McCay, J. Holmes, C. Hu, F. Huffer, I. Leifer, F. Mueller-Karger, A. Solow, M. Silva, and G. Swayze. 2015. “Natural and Unnatural Oil Slicks in the Gulf of Mexico,” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:1002/2015JC011062.
- Sun, S., C. Hu, L. Feng, G. Swayze, J. Holmes, G. Graettinger, I. MacDonald, O. Garcia, and I. Leifer. 2015. “Oil Slick Morphology Derived from AVIRIS Measurements of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implications for Spatial Resolution Requirements of Remote Sensors,” Marine Pollution Bulletin. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.12.003.
- Edson, J.T., J.V. Holmes, C.A. Bishop, and J.E. Elliott. 2011. “The Rocky Mountain Arsenal: From Environmental Catastrophe to Urban Wildlife Refuge,” In Wildlife Ecotoxicology: Forensic Approaches, J.E. Elliott, C. Morrissey, and C.A. Bishop (eds.). New York: Springer.
- Holmes, J., A. Maest, and J. Peers. 2008. Quantifying Groundwater Injury and Service Loss in Natural Resource Damage Assessment. Invited platform presenter at the International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, Amherst, MA, October 20–23.